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Shane Claiborne: Creative Cures for the Common Xmas.

by csmith - December 11, 2007 - 4:24 pm

Creative Cures for the Common Christmas (by Shane Claiborne) A few years ago I remember a pastor friend telling me they tried something a little different for their Christmas services. Instead of the usual holiday décor and clutter of the sanctuary, they brought in a bunch of manure and hay and scattered it under the [...]

Water Reflection – Week #3 (from our youth)

by csmith - December 10, 2007 - 12:59 pm

Water Clean/Safe by Mary Clanton Over a billion people in the world do not have access to safe water. Many women and children in rural areas in developing countries spend hours each day walking kilometers to collect water from unprotected sources such as open wells, muddy dugouts or streams. In urban areas they collect it [...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Farming: Just do it!

by csmith - - 9:57 am

A wonderful blog post from Ragan Sutterfield on farming wherever you are… The Quarter-Acre Farm When someone finds out that I farm they often respond, “Oh, I would love to farm.”  My response is usually “Why don’t you?”  Too often people identify farming with something big—a hundred acres in the country with cows, chickens, pigs—the [...]

Water Reflection – Week #2 (from our youth)

by csmith - December 6, 2007 - 9:59 am

The World Water Crisis:  Running Low on Water by Andrew Dyke  Did you ever think that the world would someday run low on water? In the opinions of experts, if our water usage doesn’t change, the amount we have available will be cut in half by the year 2020. In some areas of the Middle East [...]

Our Covenant.

by csmith - December 4, 2007 - 12:11 pm

This post is long overdue, as we completed our work on this covenant back in July. I just have kept forgetting to post it here.  A little background…  In January 2006, we started a conversation to review what it means to be a member of Englewood.  By October 2006, we had started to draft this [...]